braxbroscratcher

A place to put words blocked by the comment/description filter that shouldn't be. For those who don't know, there is a filter that keeps the site clean, preventing people from using bad language in their descriptions/comments for things such as studios and projects. The filter is a program that looks at comments, studio descriptions, project instructions and so on looking for inappropriate words.

The forum is not affected by this filter, and instead uses a simpler filter, which is why these topics can exist, and why we don't need to go on the contact us page and send a message about it.

More information can be found on the wiki.

Edit: Due to a recent necropost, I'm just editing this to clarify that not just words go here, but any issues with the bad word filter.

Edit: Clarified to say COMMENT filter, not any alert-related issues.

Edit: Do not talk about your mutes and punishments here. That sort of discussion should be confined to a contact us ticket.

Paddle2See

Bear in mind that some words can't be fixed - because they might have multiple meanings- but this is a good idea as I can follow this topic and I'll get a message when there is a filter issue.

Perhaps you could add a few words to explain what the filter is so people aren't confused by this topic?

The filter is a program that looks at comments, studio descriptions, project instructions and so on looking for inappropriate words. Currently, it is not looking at words typed in the forums, which makes this a good place to discuss it. There is a much simpler filter that works in the forums - but it is hard-coded and not easy to change.

The Scratch Wiki has a bit on the filter too: https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Censor

braxbroscratcher

Paddle2See wrote:

Bear in mind that some words can't be fixed - because they might have multiple meanings- but this is a good idea as I can follow this topic and I'll get a message when there is a filter issue.

Perhaps you could add a few words to explain what the filter is so people aren't confused by this topic?

The filter is a program that looks at comments, studio descriptions, project instructions and so on looking for inappropriate words. Currently, it is not looking at words typed in the forums, which makes this a good place to discuss it. There is a much simpler filter that works in the forums - but it is hard-coded and not easy to change.

The Scratch Wiki has a bit on the filter too: https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Censor
I understand that. I'll edit the post now.

Thinktdm

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/139644715/ theres a bug there can u fix it?

Paddle2See

Thinktdm wrote:

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/139644715/ theres a bug there can u fix it?
This topic is for reporting problems with the “bad-word detector”. If you are looking for help with a project, please make a new topic over in the “Help With Scripts” section.

funnibunni15

It somehow thinks there's something wrong here:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->8.75)
-Increased star emergency recovery ticks (1->2.5)
-Reduced star emergency recovery power cost (1->0.5)
-Increased star stealth size reduction (2->4)
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

Or at least it started pretending there's a bad word in the description when I added this latest changelog.
(Game here)

funnibunni15

funnibunni15 wrote:

It somehow thinks there's something wrong here:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->8.75)
-Increased star emergency recovery ticks (1->2.5)
-Reduced star emergency recovery power cost (1->0.5)
-Increased star stealth size reduction (2->4)
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

Or at least it started pretending there's a bad word in the description when I added this latest changelog.
(Game here)
I reloaded the page and it reverts back to:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

I don't think 8.75 is bad, does scratch filter not like certain decimals?

TheAnimatingGirl

Yeah, I have a big problem. On my profile, all I wrote was: “Online (X) Offline ()” and it said there was a bad word in it, and it wouldn't let me write it down. Made me so mad! About maybe a year earlier, I was blocked for a day for saying: “yeah! girls rock!” or something. Please do something about it!!

Paddle2See

funnibunni15 wrote:

It somehow thinks there's something wrong here:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->8.75)
-Increased star emergency recovery ticks (1->2.5)
-Reduced star emergency recovery power cost (1->0.5)
-Increased star stealth size reduction (2->4)
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

Or at least it started pretending there's a bad word in the description when I added this latest changelog.
(Game here)
If you change the line to this

-Increased star warp distance (8.5 to 8.75)

it works okay. For some reason, the close proximity of digits and the hyphen are being taken for a spammers phone number

ZZ9PluralZAlpha

I think it's been fixed but for a while the elevator brand/electronics company Mitsubishi was filtered.

22mark22

My 10 year old grandson, Dylan, showed me an issue with the search filter. He's trying to search for projects dealing with ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s' The searches are unsuccessful with space delimiters. However, he / we are getting some success without spaces. I'm guessing this is some kind of filter issue. Any suggestions?

customhacker

So I was trying to post a grade for something like this:

@Username Done (8,8,8)

Though I beleive the Phone # detector took it as a phone #

customhacker

It tells me I posted “” 3 times, yet that wasnt in like the last 12 hours.

ThanksAnts_Thants

I made a save system that uses co-ords numbers like “-144 -113 -91 -70 -84 -59 -38 -43 -67 -28 5 -83 -83 -43 -43 -65 -65 -20 -20 26” but when testing it, it sets the bad word detector off making my save system pretty much useless, any chance you can mark co-ords as none bad language?

braxbroscratcher

ThanksAnts_Thants wrote:

I made a save system that uses co-ords numbers like “-144 -113 -91 -70 -84 -59 -38 -43 -67 -28 5 -83 -83 -43 -43 -65 -65 -20 -20 26” but when testing it, it sets the bad word detector off making my save system pretty much useless, any chance you can mark co-ords as none bad language?
Try to encode the numbers or save codes some other way. If it's simply a list of coordinates, someone could easily cheat or break your project.

braxbroscratcher

22mark22 wrote:

My 10 year old grandson, Dylan, showed me an issue with the search filter. He's trying to search for projects dealing with ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s' The searches are unsuccessful with space delimiters. However, he / we are getting some success without spaces. I'm guessing this is some kind of filter issue. Any suggestions?
Many FNAF projects are NFE and are thus suppressed; this means that it's harder to find them via search. It is not a filter issue and is completely normal.

braxbroscratcher

Paddle2See wrote:

funnibunni15 wrote:

It somehow thinks there's something wrong here:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->8.75)
-Increased star emergency recovery ticks (1->2.5)
-Reduced star emergency recovery power cost (1->0.5)
-Increased star stealth size reduction (2->4)
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

Or at least it started pretending there's a bad word in the description when I added this latest changelog.
(Game here)
If you change the line to this

-Increased star warp distance (8.5 to 8.75)

it works okay. For some reason, the close proximity of digits and the hyphen are being taken for a spammers phone number
Yeah. I have had the filter flip on a really long drawn out math equation before; perhaps other mathematical symbols, such as radicals, pluses, <> and = and so on should break a number up so that the detector doesn't find it as a phone number?

Crystalla9

I'm trying to edit the notes and credits of my project. So, I write “PLEASE SEE:” and I link the project. However, whenever I type it, the top of the page displays the “bad word detected” banner. I assume that it just appeared accidentally, and leave the project page. A few minutes later, I come back to the project I was typing on. Where I wrote “PLEASE SEE:” and I linked the project, the link is gone and the words have been translated to “plea see”. Here are the links to the project I was typing on and the project I was trying to link.
Project I was typing on: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/142306248/
Project I was attempting to link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/145798446/

NOTE: I do not use cursing in any of my projects. I am unsure whether this is a bug that is happening to many people or just a glitch for me. If there is anything I did say without knowing, I will take full credit for it.

when green flag clicked 
forever
change [ awesomeness] effect by (infinity)
end

Theking6464

Can you ban the d word on scratch.
when green flag clicked
if <word is banned> then
change [cleaness] by (9000)

end

Drunken_Sailor

I'm trying to make an ‘achievements log’ in the credits section and I'm trying to type:
19/02/17 - 800+ views?! *mind blown*
Now, contrary to what you might think, it's actually the ‘800+’ bit that is setting it off, not the ‘mind blown’ as you might think. Also, I've done the (number+) views thing before on the same project, but that's all ok. Here's my whole log so far:
═════════════════ ★Achievements ★ ═════════════
18/02/17 - FRONT PAGED FOR THE SDS! So amazing!
18/02/17 - 700+ views?! *faint*
16/02/17 - 600+ views?! What?!
15/02/17 - 500+ views! Seriously?!
13/02/17 - 400+ views?! How??!!
11/02/17 - 300+ views??? Thanks you so much guys!

See? it's really annoying and weird.
Thanks everybody!